AllerTrain receives county approval to provide food allergen and gluten-free training for Montgomery County food service employees.
On Nov. 1, city council members in Maryland’s Montgomery County unanimously passed legislation requiring restaurants there to have at least one employee working at all times who has completed an allergy training safety course. AllerTrain by MenuTrinfo, the gold standard in food allergy and gluten free training, has been approved by the Montgomery County, Maryland to provide allergen training for food service employees.
The county’s Department of Health and Human Services is providing restaurants with a list of approved online and in-person food allergy training courses, according to the bill. The health department identified training courses offered by AllerTrain. The AllerTrain Suite of Classes start at $19 and can be completed in person with a Master Trainer or online through eLearning learning management systems.
The bill was supported by the Maryland Restaurant Association and will take effect July 1, 2017.
“We are thrilled and honored to be approved to provide ANSI accredited food allergy and gluten-free training to food service employees in Maryland,” said Betsy Craig, founder and CEO of AllerTrain by MenuTrinfo. “Food safety and allergen awareness should be an important part of any food service training program. The lives and health of food service guests – across any type of establishment – depends on proper training and education.”
The news comes as AllerTrain by MenuTrinfo is hosting the inaugural Food Allergy Symposium for Industry (FASI), to take place Nov. 3-4 in Denver. FASI is bringing together leading experts from foodservice brands such as Sodexo, PF Changs, University of Arizona, Red Robin, GF Jules, Notre Dame and others, and will feature leading food allergy and gluten-free experts.
AllerTrain by MenuTrinfo offers a Suite of Courses designed to educate a wide variety of food handlers and non-food handlers about food allergies. AllerTrain and AllerTrain Lite are both food allergy specific courses and are the only courses accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Courses can be accessed through a variety of methods including instructor-led webinars, live classes taught by a Master Trainer, or through e-learning. Additionally, training materials such as the AllerSTAR monthly poster program, which covers food safety topics meant to be utilized for restaurant pre-shift or all-staff meetings, AllerCards and other training tools can be accessed on AllerTrain.com.